Dec 4, 2012 9:00am PST
in the west bank and east jerusalem may kill any hopes of peace. we'll dive deep lie into this issue. >>> rp says it's not changing plans for the controversial housing development in east of jerusalem also developments in east jerusalem. this is despite getting a diplomatic mackdown recently from australia, five european countries and the united states bought in on this yesterday. now here's why this is such a big deal. the proposed construction would effectively cut off the west bank from cities of like bethlehem and ramallah, will cut them off from jerusalem. and that's important for the palestinians, it would mean that they couldn't get to east jerusalem, which they would eventually claim as the capital of their nation if that is to be. the large israeli settlement town of ma ale adumim would be connected to jerusalem directly. vice president for new initiatives and a distinguished scholar at the woodrow wilson international center. always good to talk to you. israel defined as i international opposition mounts. do you buy the political posturing aingele? there's an upcoming election. it'
Dec 4, 2012 1:00pm PST
of the top tier rp candidates there at the very end of this contest say to me, personally, hey, i feel like i didn't get a fair deal from them. they were out there, basically in the tank for the other guy. >> but if you listen to the audio on washingtonpost.com, that conversation that k.t. mcfarland had with general petraeus, it is pretty stunning when you hear it. she didn't think it was a joke. she was taking it very, very seriously. she's a former high-ranking official in the defense department during the bush administration. >> that's right. and as you see in our piece, she went on fox news a couple of days later, after petraeus was tapped to head the cia and basically recounted much of what was said during that discussion. but at the same time as we're all talking about partisan media and so forth, keep in mind, you know, the prime-time pundits and anchors over at msnbc were over at the white house this afternoon, meeting with president obama on the administration's proposals for getting the fiscal cliff passed up on capitol hill. so, you know, i would say a lot of republicans who would